M-Brain and Monterro make a smart move, advised by Livingstone

Livingstone advises M-Brain on the sale of a majority stake to Monterro
  • jun. 2022
  • Media & Technology
  • M&A: Sell-Side
  • Germany
  • Sweden
  • Pan-European

Livingstone Partners has advised the founders and owners of M-Brain as financial advisor in connection with Monterro’s investment as a new majority investor and partner for the further growth of the company.

M-Brain is a global provider of competitive and market intelligence solutions and enables companies worldwide to gather external market insights and internal knowledge in one place, enabling them to make intelligent strategic decisions faster. This is achieved by utilizing the company’s AI supported content delivered via Intelligence Plaza, a comprehensive platform for efficient management and dissemination of insights.

M-Brain addresses the increasing flow of global information available to companies by scanning over 3.5m online sources daily and identifying, summarizing, and analyzing the key insights for each customer. M-Brain differentiates from most competitors by utilizing cutting edge technology in combination with human intelligence to generate relevant insights.

The company has 190 employees, is headquartered in Helsinki and has offices in Canada, the UK, Germany, France, Singapore and Malaysia.

M-Brain’s owners including apart from the founders among others Finish pension fund Ilmarinen, the state-owned Finish investment fund Innovestor and the Swedish insurance company Veritas decided to look for a long-term software-experienced financial investor who can support the further growth of the company with know-how and capital.

Following an intensive selection process, the Nordic B2B software investor Monterro has been selected. It is Monterro’s mission to turn Nordic software companies into market leaders by actively supporting its portfolio companies in all aspects of growth.

Co-founder Kim Nyberg comments: “The key for us is to create added value for our customers, and in order to do so we need to constantly keep developing new AI solutions. We are very happy to have found Monterro who has a proven track record within the field of SaaS. Our new innovations combined with their experience and capital will enable us to further accelerate the speed of our technology and product development and thus better fulfill the needs of our customers to find and utilize information that is relevant for them.”

Michael Westhoven, Partner at Livingstone Düsseldorf, adds: “As corporate finance advisers we are naturally heavy users of data and information. As a result, we also experience every day the problem of too much non-relevant and inconsistent information stored in too many places. M-Brain has developed a very exciting technology platform to tackle this problem. As a result, we are very pleased that we could help to find a new owner for M-Brain who will support the company in exploiting the full potential of its technology and taking it to the next level.”  


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